Friday, March 29, 2013

Pink Saturday - Church Ladies

my mister and i went to a postcard show last weekend, and i found this postcard TREASURE! i just LOVE their hats, dresses, and white gloves!!! and to top it all off - the PINK background - so perfect for EASTER and for PINK saturday!
please be sure to hop on over to How Sweet the Sound to see some more lovely pink items on this beautiful Easter weekend! and have a BLESSED EASTER!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ruff & Rough Weekend!

this past weekend was a bit ROUGH. on Friday my little McDuff (who is 7) had to go to the vet and get his teeth cleaned ... and a few pulled. quite a few pulled ... 11 to be exact! 11!!! i still can't quite understand how so many of them were bad ... we brushed his teeth a few times a week ... although it is HARD to brush a dog's teeth when they struggle and fight you while you are doing it ... but we do the best we can ...
the good news is he is healing wonderfully and it's not affecting his eating ... he wanted to eat the minute he got home ... and last night he started playing with his toys again! he still has plenty of teeth left with which to chew ... and if he didn't i would find a way to help him eat whether i had to hand feed him each soggy piece of food or grind up chicken and rice in the food processor every meal time ... i would make sure he would be able to get some food in somehow!
are you like me? do you find a home without a dog a very boring and empty place to be? i could hardly wait until he got home ...
then on saturday morning while my Mister was cleaning our pellet stove he didn't have the filter on the shop vac on right and i walked out of the upstairs bedroom to see a HUGE cloud of ASH in the air! what a MESS! there was BLACK ASH covering everything in the house ... UGH ... any plans we had for that day went right out the window ... which we had to open MANY windows to try get the smell out and then get to work cleaning every surface ... the dining room where the stove is and the living room were the worst ... kitchen and back hall and bath were the best ... and thankfully upstairs wasn't too bad ... but thanks to my WONDERFUL sister that God blessed me with it didn't take more than a few hours to clean really good and get it taken care of. i can't thank my sister enough for helping us ... i think we'll be taking her and her Mister out for a nice meal later this week ... :) thank God for sisters ... i have 2 of the BEST!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another New Year Poem

New Year's Meditation
Dear Lord, as I close the door on this old year
I ponder on the things I've done;
On the things I've said and the joys I've had
Then I wonder, have I lost or won?
I've thought of the new friends I've made
And the old ones, staunch and true;
The path of the old year was made easier, Lord
Because I walked it with You.
I think of all the many times
When my burdens were so heavy to bear;
And how my faith slipped away from me,
But somehow, You were always standing there.
Now as I open the door to this New Year
And carefully peep inside;
I wonder what it holds for me?
But I'll throw the door open wide.
And whatever it brings to me and mine
I'll meet with a heart so true;
I know that, Lord, whate'er it may be
You'll be there to carry me through.
- Selected (Circuit Rider Ministry)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

my brother's dog, Gretchen, had to be put down this past Saturday, the 5th of January.
she was a boxer and she was a kind, gentle dog, who loved people. if she was getting attention from somebody then she was happy!
it's so hard to let go of these sweet animals who give us so much. when they're gone you continue to feel their presence and hear their footsteps for a long time afterwards.
the picture above was taken on Christmas day while she slept on her princess blanket and the one below was taken on New Year's day as she was being ornery and playing the "i'm not going to let you take my picture" game with me! 
rest in peace, Gretchen, we love you and we miss you!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Just chillin'

Just chilllin' with Daddy while he reads in the library ...
i've been having lots of trouble uploading pictures ... i haven't been able to upload any since last Friday ... finally figured out a way that i can do it! :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snowball Planter

i love going antiquing with my hubby ... not just because i LOVE being with him and would rather spend time with him than ANYONE else in the whole world ... BUT ... also because he has a knack of being able to find the BEST treasures!
just look at this sweet face! IRRESISTIBLE!

my MISTER found this ADORABLE planter!

only problem is ... i can't figure out if it's a boy or a girl! what do you think? he/she is pushing a snowball ... probably forming the base for a snowman!
i'm joining Vintage Thingy Thursday ... please click on the link and visit Coloradolady and the rest to see what vintage goodies they're sharing today!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Birthday

Today is my Dad's 74th Birthday. It's a special one because last year might have been his last. He had a heart attack late January 2012. I'm so THANKFUL I was able to share this birthday celebration with him yesterday as we ate our pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, and birthday cupcakes together!

My Dad is a hardworking man - always was - sometimes working 2 jobs to make ends meet and provide for our family. My parents don't have much materially, but I've never seen anyone more content with what they have. They appreciate everything!
Dad is still working - though he cut back on hours since his heart attack - but he still works 6 days a week.
I LOVE the picture below ... this is my Dad ... always happy ... always smiling ...

I love you Dad! I pray for many, many more birthdays to share with you!!!